The biggest complaint about Christians today is that we are hypocrites. We tell others what to do and how to live while not doing and living ourselves. However, when Christians are asked about those accusations, we say that people use that as an excuse to stay out of church and refuse God. Rarely do we think of ourselves as being hypocritical.
I realize that I have wounded people in my efforts to be encouraging. My communication skills have not always been the best although I have had the best intentions. Maybe it was due to excitement or my own adamant beliefs but unintentional wounds are still wounds that hurt.
Janie and I are going to discuss ways that we can learn to encourage others without wounding them. Sometimes our best encouragements can sound condemning and judgmental leaving others to think we are intentionally pointing a finger at them. How do our best intentions turn into hypocritical judgmental condemnations? We hope that you will join us in our discussion topic.
We broadcast live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio and kwxcradio.com every Friday at noon (CST). If that time is not convenient, you can listen to the recorded podcast which will be posted here following the live show each week.
Sharon and Janie dive into the heart of God and take some time to look into His character this month.
We hope that you can join us as we build on the foundation of faith that was discussed last month. 2 Peter 1:5 says, “…giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge…” As we learn the virtue of God’s character we can understand how to grow spiritually into His likeness.
We broadcast live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio and kwxcradio.com every Friday at noon (CST). If that time is not convenient, you can listen here to the recorded podcast each week. Feb. 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th will be added after each show.
We also want to say thank you for your prayers and support. The feedback you give is encouraging; thank you. We have enjoyed being a part of your lives each week and hope that you will continue to grow with us.
Episode 1 – February 3, 2017
When we know what God looks like we are more likely to recognize Him when He shows up in our lives. We sometimes have a perception of God that does not match who God really is, so truth about His characteristics can bring us into a closer relationship with Him. The relationship “test” is available to download.
Pre-recorded on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.
Episode 2 – February 10, 2017
Focusing on God as Shepherd in our life, Sharon and Janie discuss the similarities that we have to sheep and how God protects us and provides for us as a good Shepherd. Janie shares some interesting facts about how a shepherd cares for the sheep that we can all relate to as God’s sheep.
Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.
Episode 3 – February 17, 2017
Sharon and Janie tackle the three O’s of God’s character (Omniscient, Omnipresent, & Omnipotent). The all knowing, ever-present, power of God gives us confindence in His ability to work in our lives. It is important that we recognizing God when He shows up in our life so we don’t reject what He has to offer.
Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok.
Episode 4 – February 24, 2017
Sharon and Janie share encouragement to the saints. They discuss the importance of having a mentor to “do” Christian life with you. Scripture defines encouragement as exhortation and warning. When we are involved in each others lives it is easier to tell when they are about to fall over a cliff.
Post-Recorded at KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove, Ok. Technical difficulties prevented live recording so Janie and Sharon entered the studio and attempted to share the live version.
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This is Sharon Hoskins writing to you from Studio B located at Grace Harbor Baptist Church in Grove Ok. I want to send you a special invitation to listen on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio or kwxcradio.com every Friday at noon. I am so thankful for the support and encouragement you give me through your emails and Facebook posts. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you as you have shared your stories with me.
As we begin this new year, my “resolution” is to have a closer relationship with the Lord at the end of this year and I would like to ask you to join me in this journey. I have asked Janie Ratzlaff to host this show with me and discuss topics that relates to our Christian journey. Janie has become a mentor to me over the past six months, not because I asked her to be, but because when I spend time with her I always walk away encouraged in the Lord, strengthened in my faith, and lifted in my spirit. I hope you feel the same way as you spend time with us listening as we share in our relationship to the Lord.
This month we are talking about ways that we can start the new year right toward the Lord. We touch on topics of forgiveness, perseverance, establishing turning points, remembering the victories and renewing our first love.
Episode 1 – January 06, 2017
Episode 2 – January 13, 2017
Episode 3 – January 20, 2017
We spent some time discussing the inauguration and how we can continue to trust God in the unknown future of our country.
Episode 4 – January 27, 2017
We camped out on faith today and gave some encouragement for how to grow in our faith through our relationship with the Lord. Janie shared a teaching handout for those who need help recognizing the works of the flesh.
We hope you enjoyed this month’s programming. During the month of February, we will be looking at “The Heart of God”. It is important that we understand who God is and what His character looks like so that we can recognize Him when He speaks.
Janie Ratzlaff has been in ministry for over 40 years; traveling overseas for decades with her husband’s job, she would team up with missionaries in the area and work alongside them. She has worked with Evangelical Mission Ministries, helping with teachings in over 70 churches that were planted in Mexico along with a seminary. She has also assisted in different areas of ministry with His Truth Transforms International. She trained and worked as a Biblical counselor and teacher. She has written and developed “Wellness Wisdom Workshops” and “Lighthouse Lifelines” both were made into seminars and study groups for churches, and put into Christian educational institutions both stateside and international. She is active in her local church teaching young girls and a prayer class. Every week she hosts a live radio show with Sharon Hoskins to mentor listeners and encourage them in their walk with God.
Follows is a series of broadcasts from 2016.
Janie encourages us with the remedy for bitterness. Ending this year’s teaching with ways to recognize the symptoms of bitterness and scripture to help us find healing. More information about Bruce and Toni Hebel can be found at Forgiving Forward. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, Ok.
Building on the sufficiency of scripture, Janie shares a teaching on our belief systems. She gives us a list of lies we have been told and the truth of scripture that we should be trusting instead. Once we recognize the lies we have believed we can begin to renew our mind with the truth of God’s word. She offers two teaching handouts this week are Defining Lies and Process for Renewing the Mind. Please forgive the first 7 minutes, it has a bit of noise that couldn’t be edited out, but recording gets better after that time. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, OK.
Technical difficulties have prevented us from making this podcast available to you. We apologize for any inconvenience. You can listen to the teaching on 12-02-16 and receive much of the information that was discussed on this date. The teaching handout The Truth About Me is also available for you to download.
Janie shares the second part in her teaching series on depression. She describes the emotions and other causes that can contribute to depression. Janie teaches on how to recognize depression and gives a definition of spiritual depression. She shares scripture to help us apply God’s word to overcome the heavy weight of depression and give us hope. This is the second part of the teaching that began with the podcast “10-21-16” If you are struggling with depression you can glean from her message and be encouraged. She offers teaching handouts Body-Soul-Spirit , Recognize Depression , Symptoms and Anedotes for you to download. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, OK.
Janie shares a teaching on the causes, cures, and other emotions that contribute to depression and how to find hope through it. Next month we will continue this teaching along with renewing the mind. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, OK.
Janie shares “Guidelines About Expectations” in this month’s podcast. She enlightens us about the emotions that surround our expectations. She shares warnings of the downward spiral that expectations can lead us into and encouragement for getting out of the whirlwind that may have us feeling trapped. She also offers teaching handouts Expectations, Anger, and Bitterness , Dealing with the Emotional Process , Process of Forgiveness this week for you to download. Janie also mentioned Blue Bible to find scriptures on “anger.” Next month she will share more on depression; causes, cures, and other emotions that contribute to depression. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio Grove, Ok.
Janie teaches on the concept of “doing wrong for the right reasons.” Exploring the story of David moving the ark of God in First Chronicles 13, she brings practical applications to how we can learn from David’s mistake so that we don’t continue doing things wrong for right reasons. Teaching handout R.E.A.C.T. To Your Emotions is available to download. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio Grove, Ok.
Janie has a passion to share practical teachings from God’s word about the heart of God and man. Teaching handout Comparison Test is available to download. Listen to her interview recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, Ok
Janie’s introduction interview, learn her testimony and be encouraged by her genuine heart. She has provided teaching handout My Heart: Christ’s Home by Robert Boyd Munger and God Is is available for you to download. Listen to her interview recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio in Grove, Ok
For the last three years I have served as the Director of the Women’s Ministry at Cornerstone Church in Grove, Oklahoma. I along with my husband, Mark, have been very active in the church with youth as I serve on the praise and worship team, and bible teaching. Previously, we spent 10 years at Christ Church, where we served as children’s pastors, after having spent a year as Associate Pastors at Jay Family Worship Center in Jay, Oklahoma. Overall, we have 19 years of experience in the ministry. We are parents to two children, Joshua and Rachel, and proud grandparents to 4 grandsons, Abram, Michael, Micah, and Lucas.
My childhood was unlike most, in that I grew up with 12 brothers and sisters. At the age of 11, my life changed overnight. I lost everything that I had ever known- my home, my siblings, parents, aunts, and uncles. Life as I knew it, changed forever. I am a survivor of child abuse, neglect, and eventually, abandonment. From the age of 11 to the age of 18, I lived in 9 different homes. Because I lived in so many places, I was raised with many different religions, beliefs, and lifestyles. This has helped to shape me into the person I am today, as I have experienced many different ways of life. I had always tried to live up to what my foster parents expected of me but had always felt that it was unobtainable. At the age of 24, I was ready to give up and had thoughts of ending my life. That was when I began going to counseling, and in my search of healing, I found Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. It was then that the healing process began. He made me feel like I had purpose, and leaning on Him gave me the strength to help others overcome the same difficulties that I had experienced just a short time before. It is my passion to see people who are suffering to overcome and have someone to lean on and to know that we all have problems, but that we are not the problem. Problems are opportunities to overcome and I am an over comer with Jesus as the center of help. Teaching others the word of God is my passion.
Connect with Christi Craddock at HisTruthTransforms.org.
Christi is President of His Truth Transforms International (HTTI), a non-denominational Biblical counseling ministry. After many years away from God she returned to the foundational faith she was raised on and found where her true peace and contentment come from which is a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
Christi has worked in the legal profession for over 30 years and gained a unique and first-hand understanding of nonprofit management via her service with community organizations and board positions. In 2000, Christi joined her parents, Jim and Doris Craddock, at a ministry they founded and while there served five years as International Director and trained to be a Biblical counselor.
Christi shares her testimony and encouragement. Recorded on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio.
In 2006, Christi and her parents started their new ministry, HTTI, where she shares how every believer can live in victory through providing Biblical counseling, published material, teaching, training, facilitating, and speaking. Christi has the privilege of working with her mom, Doris, and staff members Melody and Kitty, as well as Janie and Bob Ratzlaff. She has had the privilege of ministering God’s Word across the countries of Africa, India, Israel, Moldova, Cuba, and Mexico, as well as with the Billy Graham Evangelists Association (BGEA) at their International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam 2000, their Conferences for Pastors around the world, and at their prayer center in New York City after 9-11. To find out more go to her website http://www.HisTruthTransforms.org.
Connect with Jennifer Houseman at jenniferhousemanphotography.com, 918-314-6950 call or text. You can also check out her work on Facebook at Jennifer Houseman Photography.
Jennifer is a wife and mother of three very vibrant, active, and involved little boys. She has been married to her husband for 14 years this November. She is very pro laughter and an avid seeker of new friends. She describes herself as very quirky sense of humor.
Jennifer says, “Life in general for me as it has been for many can be a bumpy and bruising road, but it has also provided me with some of the most moving moments that leave me fumbling for words to describe. I feel like I have come though some pretty crazy life storms, but what I’m left with from experiencing the tribulation and revitalizing moments is a passion to move forward with purpose.”
Her recent leap of faith took her to become a stay at home mom, and local photographer. She loves art, music, emotion, and creativity. She describes, “Photography has always been a passion of mine, and I feel like a lucky lotto winner to make the choice to mold this passion into a living. I am a blessed woman with a camera, three boys, truck loads of dirty laundry, endless legos, nerf gun darts, and fishing tackle. At the end of the day, the thing that warms my heart the most, the best of the best ….. not a day goes by that I don’t get a dirty, and sometimes smelly hug, kiss and “I love you Mom!”
Get to know her and listen to her story. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio.
Connect with Staci at 918-991-5400 and 208 S. Main in Grove, Ok or on Facebook “The Breezy Porch Retail & Retreat”
Staci is the owner of the Breezy Porch Retail & Retreat. She is a wife and mother of 3 boys. She is a massage therapist and esthetician. Her love for antiques sparked the idea to add them to her surroundings. As God put people in her path, she was able to aquire the ultimate home for her business; the old 1889 hotel located on Main St. in Grove, Ok next to REC. With the help of Katrina Holt, the Breezy Porch Retail & Retreat is a full service spa…massage, facials, waxing, and all the different aspects of hair and nails.
Pam is well established in the community as a long time resident and business owner. She founded of the Laundry Love Project, helping families with their laundry needs, here in Grove, Ok. She is also the chairman of the board for the Community Crisis Center; empowering families and ending violence in Northeast Oklahoma. Both of these missions have one thing in common; helping people. Pam’s big heart displays compassion as she works to make her community a better place.
Pam shares about the ministry of Laundry Love; what it is and how it was started. She also shares about the Community Crisis Center. Recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio Grove, Ok.
Connect with the Abundant Blessings Center in Grove Ok at 918-786-9557 and www.abundantblessingscenter.com https://www.facebook.com/abundantblessingscenter/
Linda is the mother of 6 grown children and grandmother to 15 grandchildren. She has over 40 years experience working in pregnancy centers. In 2008, she approached the Grove Ministerial Alliance to start the Abundant Blessings Center. This Center not only helps pregnant women, but also women and families in crisis. Since opening their doors, they have offered spiritual, emotional, and physical help to many families who are working to put their lives together after making difficult choices.
Connect with Karen Moore and the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center at 918-253-5472
Karen is the Director of Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Jay, Ok. Lighthouse opened it’s doors in Aug of 2005. Karen grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus into her life in 3rd grade church “Pioneer Girls”. While she had this wonderful foundation the turning point in her walk with Christ came many years and life lessons later. She’s passionate about Bible study, teaching and sharing the Good News and Lighthouse has been pivotal in her journey.
Karen shares their many programs that help pregnant women, young mothers, and grandparents raising their grandchildren. She shares about the “shape program” that has been placed in many school in Delaware County. A young lady, Ashley Vann, who has been blessed by the Center shared her testimony with us.
Laura Shaw is a full-time wife, mother, mawmaw, mommy to my 2 fur babies Sophie and Lucy. She enjoys golfing, nature, and seeing all that God created outdoors. She also bowls and plays mahjjong. She loves her church and singing in the choir. She says, “I love making people smile. Life is too short, we must enjoy it and embrace it.”
Laura shares a beautiful testimony of how God orchestrated her life even when she thought He wasn’t looking. After she survived a brain aneurism, God did a miracle in her life. Listen to her story recorded live on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio.
We, at the station, are excited to announce the opening of Studio B, located at Grace Harbor Baptist Chruch. Laura was our first guest in the new studio on 09-02-16.
Sherri is a wife and mother of 4 special little dogs. She has her own business called Puppy Glamour.
She loves to go camping and spend time with her family. She received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 2005. Her experience in discipleship classes as a new believer changed her perspective on discipleship in the church. We will discuss what she learned and how we can implement new ideas to discipling others after salvation.
Chelsea grew up in Oklahoma City, she is the daughter of Pastor Marty Hughes, of Grace Harbor Baptist, Grove, Ok. She received her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in 2006 and her Bachelors in Business in 2009.
She shares practical truth about Christian living beyond the walls of our church building. She encourages us with ways to be a missionary right here at home, at work, and in our community.
After graduating college, she spent 4 months in the Philippines and China. It was during this time that the Lord put a call on her life to missions work. In 2011, Chelsea spent 11 months living out of a backpack, traveling to 11+ countries, sharing the Gospel and love of Christ. After returning to the states in 2012, she became a children’s pastor in Abilene, TX.
Connect with Dee Humphrey on Facebook or email her at email@example.com Dee is a Dental Hygienist, Author, Speaker, Influencer, and Women’s Minister.
She has been published twice in the Pennwell RDH magazine, which features all things dental. She was recently given the opportunity to speak at Under One Roof: The National Dental Hygienist Conference. She continues to write articles, being recently published for the fifth time. She is also writing programs and speaking at dental conferences.
But don’t let all this dental hygiene talk fool you; this woman loves the Lord and has an amazing testimony. Dee has been in women’s ministry for 15 years. She shares how she got started and gives encouragement to others who are in the ministry She touches so many with encouragement and inspiration just by opening her mouth to share the love she has in her heart.
Michelle Roberts is a farmer/rancher, craft leader, artist, interpreter for the deaf, mother of 5, and grandmother of 6, but most of all she is a child of God, Christ’s ambassador, and God’s Co worker. In all her talents, she brings Christ to the forefront.
Michelle founded the deaf ministry at First Baptist Grove. As a women’s retreat speaker and teacher, she encourages others in their walk with God.
Listen to her interview recorded 05-27-2016 on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio
Michelle shares a testimony of recent events in her life that removed all doubt and brought her closer to God. Laura Shaw stopped by to share a little taste of her testimony as well.
Listen to her interview recorded 07-22-2016 on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio
Julie Arnall is 15 years old and going into 9th grade. She plays softball and involved in a college preparation class. She plans to attend Bible Baptist College in Springfield MO and hopes to help others through counseling after college. Julie shares her testimony and encourages all teens to stand in their faith at school. She gives words of wisdom for forgiving from your heart and finding a role model.
Listen to her interview from 07/01/2016 on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio
Julie says, “God has showed me that through the past events in my life I can help others who are going through the same thing that I went through. That is why I want to be a counselor after I graduate college. My mother is my role model. She’s such a strong and independent lady and my goal is to be just like her.” She is an inspiration to both young and old.
Rhonda Knox is a Pastor’s daughter, a Pastor’s wife, the mother of two grown daughters, and one granddaughter. She is the author of “Momma, I’ve Fallen In Love with Paraguay!” “In the Palm of God’s Hand” and “Rhonda, Tell That Story: A Voice For Nepal”.
Listen to her interview from 07/08/2016 on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio
Rhonda’s daddy, Leon Vernon was the founding pastor of Grove Christian Center. Her dad past away in May of 2006. Before she and her husband stepped in as Pastors of Grove Christian Center, they were Missionaries in Nepal. They have remained Missionaries as well as Pastors. The only difference now is they can’t stay as long on the field. But their heart is to Go, just like Jesus said to do.